Pontic Singer Chrysanthos Dies in Greece

Greece – Chrysanthos, the great Pontic singer and the last major singer of his generation died March 31 in Thessaloniki.

The Pontic Greeks were the Asia Minor refugees from around the Black Sea. Their intense, odd-metered spike-fiddle-driven dance music is identical to that of the Laz, and other people who still live in the north of Turkey.

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